Netflix has released the first images of the Fire Nation leaders for the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series. The images preview Dallas Liu as Zuko, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao. Check them out below…
Written and showrun by Albert Kim, Netflix bills the series as an “authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender reimagined as a live-action adventure.” Directing the eight-episode first season is Jabbar Raisani, Michael Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jet Wilkinson. Raisani, Goi and Liang also serve as executive producers.
While Netflix preps its live-action adaptation, Paramount is moving forward with three animated Avatar: The Last Airbender films continuing after the series and before its distant sequel The Legend of Korra.
Set in an Asiatic, war-torn world where certain people can ‘bend’ one of the four classical elements: water, earth, fire, or air. Aang (Gordon Cormier) is the “Avatar”, the only one capable of bending all the elements, and is destined to bring peace to the world from the Fire Nation. With his new companions Katara (Kiawentiio) and Sokka (Ian Ousley), Aang sets out to master the elements while being pursued by the exiled Fire Nation prince Zuko (Daniel Dae Kim), who seeks to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar.
Avatar: The Last Airbender features Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.
Avatar: The Last Airbender will premiere in 2024.
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